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Sport NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, results, highlights for Sunday's Pocono 350

23:08  28 june  2020
23:08  28 june  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader Sunday

  NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader Sunday LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday. NASCAR says it's the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day but those were at different tracks. Rain washed out the Truck Series race on Saturday in what was already a packed schedule. Pocono is the site of a Cup Series twin bill, with one race on Saturday, one on Sunday, and the second race comes with a twist. The field for Sunday’s race will be set by inverting the lead-lap finishers from race No. 1.

NASCAR finds itself in an unfamiliar position entering the Pocono 350 on Sunday.

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A sport that for most of its history had held out as a symbol of good old boy Southernism in an increasingly progressive climate has in recent months taken a strong stand against racism. A recent FBI-investigated incident involving a noose in the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace, and the unified response to it from NASCAR, made national news. So too did NASCAR's ban of the Confederate flag at all events.

The NASCAR Cup Series profile rise will serve as a much-discussed backdrop to the midseason race at Pocono Raceway.

Kevin Harvick wins Saturday Cup race at Pocono

  Kevin Harvick wins Saturday Cup race at Pocono Kevin Harvick finally cashed in to earn his first career Cup win at Pocono Raceway in his 39th start at the so-called 'Tricky Triangle.'That’s the situation for Kevin Harvick, who earned his first career NASCAR Cup win in his 39th start at Pocono Raceway on Saturday.

Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday's NASCAR race at Pocono. Follow below for complete results from the Pocono 350.

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NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, highlights

Updates will begin closer to the start of the race.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Start time: 4 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FS1
  • Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The green flag for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, about 30 minutes later than the start time for Saturday's first leg of the doubleheader.

While the dates for both Pocono races in the Saturday-Sunday doubleheader remain unchanged from NASCAR's original 2020 schedule despite the coronavirus shake-up, the start times are a little later. The pair of races originally were scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET and 3:30 p.m. ET, respectively, rather than 3:30 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET.

Speedway loses partnerships after 'Bubba rope' post

  Speedway loses partnerships after 'Bubba rope' post PINE HALL, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina racetrack has lost some partnerships after its owner advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale online days after NASCAR said a noose had been found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace, the top series’ only Black driver. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Bubba Wallace, prepares for the start of a scheduled NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) A concrete company and a driver series ended their partnerships Friday with the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County, the Winston-Salem Journal.

Those later start times are notable, because Pocono Raceway does not have lights in the event Sunday's race is delayed by weather.

NASCAR starting lineup at Pocono

Below is the starting lineup for Sunday's race at Pocono based on Saturday's results:

Pos. Driver
1. Ryan Preece
2. Austin Dillon
3. Kurt Busch
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
5. Cole Custer
6. Ryan Newman
7. William Byron
8. Matt DiBenedetto
9. Ryan Blaney
10. Matt Kenseth
11. Chris Buescher
12. Brad Keselowski
13. Michael McDowell
14. Clint Bowyer
15. Martin Truex Jr.
16. Kyle Busch
17. Christopher Bell
18. Aric Almirola
19. Denny Hamlin
20. Kevin Harvick
21. Jimmie Johnson
22. Bubba Wallace
23. Corey LaJoie
24. John Hunter Nemechek
25. Chase Elliott
26. Ty Dillon
27. Alex Bowman
28. Daniel Suarez
29. Brennan Poole
30. Tyler Reddick
31. JJ Yeley
32. Josh Bilicki
33. Garrett Smithley
34. James Davison
35. Timmy Hill
36. Joey Logano
37. Joey Gase
38. Erik Jones
39. BJ McLeod
40. Quin Houff

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Johnson cleared to race after 2 negative coronavirus tests .
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and has been cleared to race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Johnson missed the first race of his Cup career when he tested positive last Friday. He was tested after his wife received a positive result. Hendrick Motorsports said Johnson tested negative on Monday and Tuesday and will return to the No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson's streak of 663Johnson missed the first race of his Cup career when he tested positive last Friday. He was tested after his wife received a positive result.

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